Face from a coffin

Second Intermediate Period, Dynasty 16
1648–1580 B.C.

Findspot: Egypt, Abydos, Tomb D 115


Height x width: 12 x 15 cm (4 3/4 x 5 7/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World


Coffins and sarcophagi

This face component of a wooden coffin depicts the head of a man. The wood is plastered and painted. The face is painted a dark reddish-brown with eyes black with blue outline. Much paint has flaked off. The top portion of the head is missing and shows evidence of insect damage.


From Abydos, tomb D 115. 1901: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund in the division of finds by the government of Egypt, received by the MFA through subscription to the Egypt Exploration Fund. (Accession Date: August 1, 1901)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription